ALXnow’s top stories this week in Alexandria

Police at shooting scene near 5563 Holmes Run Parkway (staff photo by James Cullum)

It’s been another week bookended with violence in Alexandria’s West End.

On Saturday, a man was shot in the Landmark area during a suspected carjacking. The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Friday morning, there were multiple shots fired incidents across the West End. There were no injuries after the shooting reported at the 4300 block of King Street early this morning, but one victim was left in “serious but stable” condition after an armed robbery around 9:30 a.m.

No arrests have been reported in any of the incidents, nor have updates been provided on any of the investigations.

The most-read stories this week were:

  1. Parker-Gray homeowner draws ire of BAR with new vinyl windows (12155 views)
  2. Man dies in crash near Eisenhower Avenue exit on I-495 (6765 views)
  3. Alexandria likely to throw its weight behind Arlington transit project (5783 views)
  4. ‘Nightmare on the Avenue’ pop-up bar opening next week in Del Ray (5341 views)
  5. Notes: Smashburger opening near Alexandria this weekend (4788 views)
  6. Old Town hair salon appealing after-the-fact exterior paint job to City Council (4565 views)
  7. Court rules against APD veteran who sued Alexandria to become assistant police chief (2471 views)
  8. BREAKING: Man shot in Landmark area parking lot (1874 views)
  9. Alexandria City Public Schools report shows progress in standardized testing (1428 views)
  10. Notes: Alexandria Gazette headquarters could see conversion into condo development (1415 views)

In other news, ALXnow and our sister site ARLnow have launched podcasts recently.

On the ALXnow podcast this week, Jo DeVoe, James Cullum and Vernon Miles discussed some of the stories above. Subscribe on Apple, Amazon, Spotify or iHeart.